Well since I already admitted shoplifting from Woolworth's I might as well admit the pop bottles i turned in for the 2 or 5 cent deposit were not, strictly speaking, found in parks and roadsides...most of them came from a pop machine in the basement of a nearby hospital with a big rack along the side for empties....my friend Ken Fuller ( a gentile, if you must know....leading an innocent Jew down the path of crime, of course), and I figured out that when no one was watching we could walk off with all the deposit bottles and convey them to the nearby grocery store for cold, hard cash....not a thought for the poor machine operator and his starving children.....maybe it was karma that found me investing some of this ill gotten bhunda in a Monkees rip-off album.
Brilliant story. I'm surprised you're not President or The Ruler of The Queen's Navy with a background like that.
And who comes here to wish me well? A sweetly-scented angel fell, She laid her head upon my disbelief, And bathed me with her ever-smile.
AAAAAAAAAARGHHHH....I bought that album...with very, very hard earned pop-bottle deposit money...convinced i had found a good deal...it cost $1.99 at the local 7-11 store and the real Monkeee's second album cost $3.99 at the record store. Took it home IT WASN'T THE MONKEES...just a crappy band doing covers of Monkee songs from the first two albums and the TV show. The 7-11 would not give me my money back and I'm still MAD.
Oh dear! I think we've all been there. Can anyone remember the Embassy records at Woolworths? Some of the cover artists weren't too bad while others were awful.
Only ever bought a couple because the father of one of my friends played on them. He never received much in royalties and became a plumber and decorator.
Now that's rock 'n' roll.
And the slightly preposterous, over-the-top idea that you can cram 8,040 years of history into 52 minutes, why mess about? Get on with it – do something challenging.
Dont know - it's not in my collection ;D I think they were on the same record label, Tavern, as other cover bands of that ilk like the more succcessful Barron Knights. Music that you had to sit and listen to with your parents on 60's "Entertainment" shows... No wonder we rebelled
JTull 007: Ian's not grumpy, just a little over concerned from time to time. He thinks there are too many fans that don't understand what H.E. is all about.
Nov 20, 2014 18:22:41 GMT
tootull: Van Morrison's not grumpy. HE's just misunderstood. (two for fun)
Nov 20, 2014 19:32:59 GMT
jackinthegreen: Van the Man is superb live, seen him twice, Avalon Sunset, and Enlightenment tours. Mind you, that's a bloody long time ago....
Nov 20, 2014 23:55:48 GMT
jackinthegreen: Unlike Dylan, who WAS crap.........
Nov 20, 2014 23:56:24 GMT
Aqualung1989: Yeah I have a cousin who went to a Dylan concert and said he was a total asshole.
Nov 21, 2014 11:41:35 GMT
tootull: When your back's to the wall, and your luck is your all, then side with whoever you may. Seek that which within lies waiting to begin the fight of your life that is everyday.
Nov 21, 2014 13:57:32 GMT
steelmonkey: I've seen Dylan live Good, Bad and Ugly....Once with Paul Simon who blew him off the stage....Every now and then in an obscure, low profile location, Dylan will shine.He usually craps out in big attention gigs.
Nov 21, 2014 18:03:23 GMT
tootull: Incomparable = Ian Anderson/Jethro Tull
Nov 21, 2014 18:30:57 GMT
jackinthegreen: Dylan is a brilliant writer of songs, and can produce nice studio versions of them, but IMO he is not a good live act, I dont know why, maybe a few reasons for this, but, for example, I absolutely love the single release, Lay Lady Lay, (superb), but live
Nov 22, 2014 0:07:23 GMT
jackinthegreen: releases are absolute carp........;)
Nov 22, 2014 0:08:00 GMT
tootull: Now how about a little light music to chase it all away? To chase it all away.
Nov 22, 2014 15:57:50 GMT
Aqualung1989: Dylan gets tiring though. I mean, I do love some of his stuff (Don't Think Twice, It's Alright may be the most moving song I've heard), but usually after twenty or thirty minutes of Dylan I just need to listen to something else. Just a personal opinion.
Nov 22, 2014 19:49:11 GMT
steelmonkey: I'm with A-89..Many masterpieces ( Don't Think Twice, Idiot Wind, I and I), many merely great but too much chaff and too few good live performances....whether song or concert.
Nov 22, 2014 22:49:10 GMT
Aqualung1989: Chaff... that's exactly the word I was looking for.
Nov 23, 2014 9:03:00 GMT
maddogfagin: Nothing wrong with a carp now and again
Nov 23, 2014 14:47:58 GMT
tootull: And who am I to fast deny the right to take a fish once in a while? I walk with them, they wish me luck when I ship out on the Sunday...
Nov 23, 2014 15:29:44 GMT
jackinthegreen: Tomorrow is "War Child" day........... Dance the days, and dance the nights...................away.
Nov 23, 2014 21:43:32 GMT
steelmonkey: Germans REALLY mad about short HE...Ian responded to their tantrums : 11 HE songs in Stuttgart ( up from the USA style 6 in Austria), only skipped Better Things, Turnpike and In for a Pound. You CANNOT sell Germans tickets that say HE and not play all HE.
Nov 24, 2014 4:12:25 GMT
steelmonkey: Maybe enough HE copies sold in Germany to make Ian believe album purchasers in seats ?
Nov 24, 2014 4:13:58 GMT
maddogfagin: Think you're correct Bernie.
Nov 24, 2014 10:06:56 GMT